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A Million Moments in 52 Seconds


There were a million moments I will never forget.

Like a piece of classical music, connecting me to places in my soul which are parts of my invisible architecture. Or, a visit to Stonehenge, the Parthenon, the Pyramids—places in time which have shaped me, but I never inhabited. That is how the last live weekend of Mastery lives within me.

I can hardly believe it was only four months ago that this class poured through the doors of The School of Womanly Arts, nervous, excited, scared, and wondering what was going to happen.  Who were all these strange women who were taking the class together? And now, we have a new family of 200 plus Sister Goddesses and a box of Tools and Arts so relevant, so practical, so essential that we can barely get through an hour of our lives, or a decision of our lives, without reaching for a Tool or an Art to give us a leg up.

I mean, I just logged onto this morning, and this is the first brag I read from Sister Goddess Sarah:

I brag that as my husband and I flew into Roanoke, Virginia, and I looked out the window, Roanoke looked different. It isn’t different, but I am. I felt (and feel) different. I’m not a different woman; I am a goddess with clarity.

I brag that now I’m Sarah with glitter, Sarah with a new outlook, Sarah with greater potential for joy and peace.

I brag that as I unpacked my suitcase, rather than putting my fairy goddess skirt back in the attic with my other infrequently worn outfits, I put it in my closet. I wasn’t ready to put it away. The crown …oh, the crown …it’s residing on the top shelf beside my pink tutu where I can see it everyday. It will be a reminder.

A reminder of 5 weekends of confusion, struggle, awakening and beauty.
A reminder of the potential my life is offering.
A reminder of the beauty I have within me.
A reminder to use the tools.
A reminder of my new family of sisterhood.
A reminder of the divine.
A reminder of the goddess I am.

I am grateful for my husband and family.
I am grateful for Mastery.
I am grateful for my BSG Sonia.
I am grateful for my Pod sisters and new goddess sisters.
I am grateful for change and chance.

SG Sarah

See, with Sisterhood like this, we are never alone.

With support like this, we can do anything we dream.

With this kind of cheering section, there is no way we cannot get anything and everything we want.

I want to give you my deepest gratitude for the extraordinary experience that Spring Mastery 2011 has been for me.  This was, without a doubt, the best Mastery class, ever.  You created so much ravishing beauty for yourselves and each other.  It was unforgettable—from Victoria’s song on the courtesan couch, to Merry and Faith’s courage and power, the beach in Miami, Elvira’s sacred dance, the incredible Big Sisters, Dara’s Empire State brag, Dr. Northrup’s powerful commencement address, Team Pleasure, the gorgeous men from Men’s Night and the panel, the sexperts, Camilla’s swamp run, Halie’s prom brag, the Sister Goddess Gospel Choir (featuring Alfa Anderson of the band Chic, who also sang backup on the original studio recording of “We Are Family”), the heart-stopping talent show, oh, I could go on and on and on…

And I will go on.  With each of you, living inside me, inspiring me, encouraging me with your marvelous outrageous Pleasure Revolutionary actions, out in the world.

Thank you, thank you, and then, again, thank you.

With so much love and pleasure,

Mama Gena

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  • Mary May 28, 2012, 8:40 am

    I made this soup a few days ago and have been enjoying it. My picky 2 year old even ate some. I used leltins in place of split peas since that was what I had and threw some broccoli in since I was out of mushrooms . I think this is a good soup base recipe that can be altered to use the items you have in your fridge/pantry.

  • Mama Gena July 6, 2011, 11:41 am

    @tina – rock on, sister!!!!
    @suzi – thank YOU, who’s a hotter big sis than you??
    @brenda – such a pleasure to have you, you rocked it baby!!
    @diane – awww thanks sister!!
    @jennifer – so grateful and blessed by your stand as a pleasure revolutionary!
    @darline – i cannot wait to get my hands on your mama!!
    @justalottasupastar – just you wait, i’ve got more footage of mastery to come…
    @jeanette – i’m standing for your desire, sister!

  • Arlene Marie Daniels July 3, 2011, 2:50 am

    What an interesting post. You all seem to be very empowered women with strong ideals and confidence. 🙂 What type of class are you guys talking about? Seems very interesting.

  • SG Darline aka Fort Knox June 29, 2011, 1:27 am

    This is such a bittersweet video. It takes me back and makes me cry not being there with all of my sisters. I love and miss these incredible women so much and they all hold a very special place in my heart.

    I can’t begin to explain what Mastery has meant to me. I have tried to share it with others but my words don’t do it justice. But I am pleased to say that I have shared Mama’s book with my Mama and she is loving it! I Desire that one day we’ll do mastery together and both share the incredible experience that is Mastery together!

  • Jennifer Posada June 29, 2011, 12:06 am

    Incredible! I feel so juiced and alive just getting this exquisite snapshot of what unfolded at Mastery, and feel so grateful and blessed to be a part of this sisterhood!! Love, Jennifer

  • Diane Hourigan June 28, 2011, 10:00 pm

    Only 52 seconds???? I want more! I could watch this over and over again since it takes me right back there. What a glorious Mastery!!!!

  • SG Brenda June 28, 2011, 9:00 pm

    Oh, it was THE MOST wonderful time of my life. Truly up there with the other BIG special times! The tools I learned here were life-changing and I am forever grateful!
    Thanks for sharing this!

  • Jeanette June 28, 2011, 2:18 pm

    Oh, that sounds marvellous. I wanna go one day.
    Lots of love form

  • jusalottasupastar June 28, 2011, 2:16 pm

    why not post the commencement address so we can all be truly inspired? or is that too much to ask?

  • BSG Suzi Banks Baum June 28, 2011, 1:29 pm


    Wearing my tiara in honor of all Sister Goddesses everywhere.
    I love this sweet draught of Graduation.
    Thank you Mama!

    Tons of love, BSG S

  • SG Tina June 28, 2011, 12:16 pm

    Dear Regena,

    Thank you, IT’S TRUE!!! We are an extraordinary class of extraordinary women, with an extraordinary beyond words teacher and her extraordinary support team!!! I never thought I could feel THIS ridiculously happy, fulfilled, in love with myself, confident, playful, and supported.

    Engaging in multiple daily acts of self pleasure and SG activism all over the frigging world,

    SG Tina